Tesla Increases Model S Range to 370 Miles

The video showed a parked Tesla S starting to emit smoke from its bonnet before exploding and bursting into flames damaging surrounding cars

The video showed a parked Tesla S starting to emit smoke from its bonnet before exploding and bursting into flames damaging surrounding cars

Charging times have come down, too, with both cars capable of achieving 200kW on the latest "V3" Superchargers and 145kW on the more common "V2" Superchargers.

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On April 17, 2019, a Tesla Model X sport-utility spontaneously caught fire and burned for several hours in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, three hours after it was towed to a fix facility. The new aspects also include the re-designed drive-trains on more expensive variants of the cars, allowing buyers to get more range out of every dollar spent on charging, the company said.

Unfortunately for Tesla, this isn't the first time one of its cars has caught fire out of nowhere. "From what we know now, no one was harmed", a Tesla spokesperson told CNN Business on Monday.

Moments later it burst into flames, according to a surveillance camera video of the incident posted by the Shanghai fire department on social media.

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In March, Tesla was also on the receiving end of a labelling mix-up at Shanghai customs resulting in clearance for a batch of Model 3 cars being temporarily suspended. China's consumer watchdog has said there was no evidence suggesting electric cars were any more risky than traditional, fossil-fueled vehicles.

The video was widely shared on China's Twitter-like Weibo, with the hashtag "Tesla self-ignites" becoming one of the most-read topics on the platform, being viewed over five million times.

Tesla has yet to make an official statement that would detail exactly what caused its vehicles to spontaneously combust for no reason.

Why would a Tesla battery fail in this way when the auto wasn't in use or hooked up to a charging point?

Elon Musk is yet to comment on the event but did just unveil plans for its own autonomous vehicle ride-sharing service during the Tesla Autonomy Investment Day. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information provided; however, neither Kitco Metals Inc. nor the author can guarantee such accuracy.

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